|Operator||Russian Space Forces|
|Manufacturer||Reshetnev ISS |
|Launch mass||1,415 kilograms (3,120 lb) |
|Dimensions||1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in) diameter |
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||March 1, 2010, 21:19UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur 81/24|
|Regime||Medium Earth orbit|
|Semi-major axis||25,505 kilometres (15,848 mi)|
|Perigee altitude||19,123 kilometres (11,882 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||19,132 kilometres (11,888 mi)|
Kosmos 2459 (Russian: Космос 2459 meaning Cosmos 2459) is one of a set of three Russian military satellites launched in 2010 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was launched with Kosmos 2460 and Kosmos 2461.
Kosmos 2459/60/61 were launched from Site 81/24 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A Proton-M carrier rocket with a Blok DM upper stage was used to perform the launch which took place at 21:19 UTC on 1 March 2010. The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2010-007A. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Number 36400.